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Old 06-15-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Have you pumped elastomeric through a graco 395?

I'm in the market for a new rig, since my prox9 took a sh*# on me. I was lookin for somethin that could pump elastomeric for the rare occasion I need to. I simply cant afford the 695 right now so I'm leaning toward the 395 based on finances alone. Im just wondering if anybody has tried pushin that stuff throug the 395. If so does it cause the rig to wear faster? Is it worth renting or borrowing a bigger rig if the job calls for elasto. I read some of the older threads on the 395 and it seems like the go to graco for residential projects, which is currently what I stick to. Thanks guys.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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Way too small.
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Depends on Who's it is. Check PDF for recommend tip sizes.
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No it won't. You will basically wear it out and waste money. Either rent a pump that will do the job or look for a used one in good condition. I'd say renting would be the best option since you don't have the capital to purchase. After you do a few jobs using a rental, you might have enough to buy the pump you need, if you see more jobs you'll be needing it for. Renting lowers your leverage, and although its more expensive than buying in the longrun, reduces your exposure at the moment, and it sounds like you need that.

It don't make sense to wreck the pump you have.
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Understood. Now, anyone know where I can get a new 395 for under $900?
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Understood. Now, anyone know where I can get a new 395 for under $900?
I can get you a new Airlessco LP500 for slightly more
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Thanks for the offer, but I'm lookin to stay with graco.
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Look around at some pawn shops and the like for used rigs. If you can find one you can bet you'll get good price on it.
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Thanks for the offer, but I'm lookin to stay with graco.
Good, because Graco owns them now
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Buy it when you need it, not on speculation of up coming jobs.

I agree with TJ - rent one when you need it.

Personal opinion here, but save for a new one, then you know what you are getting.
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Also a big fan of Airlessco . A customer visited me today with a LP400, he was spraying material with it, that I thought could not be sprayed with that little pump.
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I pumped an Elasto-meric through a tiny Graco,I think its a 395,years ago,it was the lowest rated Elasto KM had at the time,1118,but I had no choice,it was my own rig so I did it,it worked fine,and kept working after that for years.
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Understood. Now, anyone know where I can get a new 395 for under $900?
$899.00
http://store.spraymallstore.com/grul395elaip.html
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That pump will choke itself to death if it is pumping elasto. Look on ebay.
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Porter Permanizer
Graco 395 w/517 tip

works fine.
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Alright, I have the option of getting this two year old Graco 695, Standard, Ultra Max 2 for $800. The guy selling it claims he only used it once and stored it. Based on photos it looks like it was never dipped. Comes with a wand, still in the package. Two questions. Will this pump elastomeric? How or with what product would you test the rig in a parking lot meeting?
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A 795 will move the elasto or better yet a 1095 is great for elasto.

I bought a used graco 695 max2 for that price and it is a solid pump but anytime you buy used you are taking a chance.
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Alright, I have the option of getting this two year old Graco 695, Standard, Ultra Max 2 for $800. The guy selling it claims he only used it once and stored it. Based on photos it looks like it was never dipped. Comes with a wand, still in the package. Two questions. Will this pump elastomeric? How or with what product would you test the rig in a parking lot meeting?
A 695 is probably the minimum pump for elasto but it is still pushing it.
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Alright, I have the option of getting this two year old Graco 695, Standard, Ultra Max 2 for $800. The guy selling it claims he only used it once and stored it. Based on photos it looks like it was never dipped. Comes with a wand, still in the package. Two questions. Will this pump elastomeric? How or with what product would you test the rig in a parking lot meeting?

Bring a bucket, fill it with water and plug the rig in. Run said rig. If rig primes and pumps, and your happy with the arrangement... reach in pocket, pull out cash, pay the man, load up and move on.
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You've never encountered a rig that can build pressure with water, but has trouble with paint? Water is, obviously, the most clean way of testing, but...
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